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    The American Sand Association's mission is to Unite, Inform and Mobilize.


    We believe in responsible, environmentally balanced management for all public lands.


    The ASA cooperates with national, regional and local sand sport associations.

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2016 Season PermitISDRA Season Permits available now!

Remember that a portion of the proceeds from the sale of every permit benefits the ASA, so please buy them from us!

Go here to get yours.

NOTE: New look! The seasonal permit is now a non-transferable sticker.

Just looking for a weekly permit? Go here: http://www.isdpermits.com


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The ASA would like to congratulate Mike Hennigan, who purchased his winning raffle ticket in the dunes and Norm Glastetter, who purchased his winning ticket at the Sand Sports Super Show.

ASA's raffle program is the primary source of revenue for the organization. Proceeds from the raffle help the ASA maintain access to public land for motorized recreation, primarily sand sports. We would like to thank everyone who purchased raffle tickets.


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If Glamis and Johnson Valley, and Dumont and Ocotillo Wells (pick your favorite OHV spot) closed would you care? Does the amount of money you have invested in OHV toys, trailers and RV’s really mean anything to you? Would you just…give it all away? You certainly couldn’t sell it. With no riding areas, the stuff would be worthless.

Don’t think it will happen? Guess again. Remember Rice Dunes? How about Kelso Dunes? How about Stoddard Valley? White Water? Ring any bells?

If you’re not scared, you should be. What do you know about Microbembex elegans and Stictiella villegasi (they are bees)? And how about Prasinalia imperialis and Agrilus harenus? (They are beetles.) How about the Flat Tailed Horned Lizard? The bugs were just (4) of (16) insects that the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) would like to see listed as Endangered at Glamis, and using that, to close Imperial Sand Dunes down completely. The Lizard is part of that crowd. The CBD is working hard to get those and other species listed to be used to close riding areas. Those are just the tip of the iceberg.

Quote from the CBD website:
“Off-road vehicles have become a leading threat to the ecological integrity of many of our country’s most biologically rich public lands. The Center is working diligently to protect these valuable areas.”

Just how diligently is the CBD working? They have a staff of over 100. Their legal staff has 32 members. Twenty seven of them are attorneys. They have net assets of over 13 MILLION dollars. Yes. Count that again 13 MILLION!

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The most recent aSa newsletter is now available

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Court rules against Oceano SVRA dust rule

After three years of litigation challenging the Oceano Dunes “dust rule,” the 2nd Appellate Court in Ventura ruled Monday that the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) does not have the power to regulate air emissions at state parks through the permit process.

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